Luxury Trains

Palace on Wheels

PALACE ON WHEELS 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
NEW DELHI - JAIPUR - SAWAI MADHOPUR - CHITTAURGARH - UDAIPUR - JAISALMER - JODHPUR - BHARATPUR - AGRA - DELHI

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY - NEW DELHI
The journey of a lifetime begins at the Delhi Safdarjung railway station where the guests are accorded a warm, traditional welcome before the palace-on-wheels pulls out into the night for a week-long luxury cruise through fascinating Rajasthan.
Reporting time 16.00 hrs. Dep. 18.30 hrs.
DAY 2: THURSDAY - JAIPUR
The first stop of the palace-on-wheels is Jaipur, one of the most well planned cities of the world of its time. This capital city of Rajasthan, popularly known as the pink city was founded by Maharaja Sawai jai Singh ii, in 1727 a.d. to explore the city, an air-conditioned coach takes you to Hawa Mahal or the palace of winds, which is a remarkable five storied building a one the main street of the old city in pink splendor with semi-octagonal and delicate honey combed sandstone windows. This is followed by a visit to amber fort where elephant ride is available to climb up the hill. Lunch at a five star hotel followed by visit to city palace museum and observatory.
Arrival 03.00 Hrs. Departure 23.30 Hrs.
DAY 3: FRIDAY - SAWAI MADHOPUR
One can almost sense a life of the wilderness, as the Palace-On-Wheels arrives in Sawai Madhopur, a city named after its founder maharaja Sawai Madho Singhi. After breakfast a visit is arranged to the Ranthambhor national park, wherein are located the ruins of a 10th century fort. This wildlife sanctuary is considered to be the country's best for observing and photographing the activities of the tiger. The park, covering an area of 392 sq. Kms. Is home to more than 300 species of birds. The tiger, hyena, rate, jackal and fox are among those constituting the carnivorous population here. Sawai Madhopur is known for its excusive toys, ethnic ornaments and costumes. Upon return to the palace-on-wheels, you leave for Chittaurgarh, when one gets an opportunity to watch the colourful countryside passing by in the daylight.
Arrival 05.30 Hrs. Departure 10.30 Hrs

FRIDAY - CHITTAURGARH
After lunch on board you are in Chittaurgarh. Images of love and velour scars of battles lost and won...thrice-besieged, Chittaurgarh fort is all this and more. Moving legends of honor and pride will echo in your mind as you proceed to Udaipur.
Arrival 16.00 Hrs. Departure 02.00 Hrs (Next Day I.E. On Saturday)
DAY 4: SATURDAY – UDAIPUR
Udaipur, the lake city, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh of Mewar, after the Sisodia dynasty was driven way by the Mughals, in 1559a.d. Perhaps the two most beautiful sites of Udaipur are the dream-like marble palaces- the Jag Niwas (lake palace) and the jag Mandir, which appear to rise from the blue waters of lake Pichhola. After lunch at a five star hotel, a visit to the city palace.
Arrival 08:00 Hrs. Departure 15.30 Hrs.
DAY 5: SUNDAY - JAISALMER
In the heart of the thar desert lies Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal,in 1 1 56 a.d. here the yellow sandstone fort is an imposing sight,towering magnificently over the city. Discover the painstakingly latticed havelis or mansions with their grand facades. The Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli and Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli are fine examples of the stone carver's skill.shop for fine pattu shawls ,mirror work and embroidered articles, wooden boxes, trinkets , silver jewellery and curios.

After lunch on board, go for an exciting camel ride on the Sand Dunes of Sam, before sipping a refreshing cup of tea. Enjoy the dinner and the cultural porgramme at a five star hotel.
Arrival 09.15 Hrs. Departure 23.45 Hrs.
DAY 6: MONDAY - JODHPUR
Next morning the palace-on-wheels is in jodhpur, a city ringed by a high stone wall with seven gates and several bastions. This second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 a.d. is known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh fort. The grand palaces within-Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex lies Jaswant Thada, and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. After lunch at a Palace hotel, return to the palace-on-wheels. While in Jodhpur shop for exquisite handicraft articles including the famous Breeches, Embroidered Shoes, Metal Curios, Silverware, Paintings and Tie and dye fabrics.
Arrival 07.00 Hrs. Departure 15.30 Hrs.
DAY 7: TUESDAY - BHARATPUR / AGRA
In the morning, the palace on wheels arrives in Bharatpur, the capital of maharaja Suraj Mal . After breakfast pay a visit to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana national park, the nesting place for thousands of egrets, Siberian cranes, migratory water fowl and other species of birds.
Arrival 05.00 Hrs. Departure 08:45

AGRA
Upon arrival visit the Agra fort and after lunch arrive at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. It was built by emperor shah Jahan in memory of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Agra is known for its splendid marble inlay work like the Pietra Dura work on the Taj, leather goods and jewellery.
Arrival 10:30 Hrs. Departure 23.00 Hrs.
DAY 8: WEDNESDAY - DELHI
Arrive at Delhi Safdarjung railway station. Breakfast on board and let the pleasant memories of the past week linger on your mind for a long, long time.


TOUR TARIFF :

Valid Till April 2011 & From October 2011 To March 2012
Tour : 7 Nights/ 8 Days

OCCUPANCY TYPE PER PERSON / NIGHT        7 NIGHTS PER PERSON
SINGLE US$ 670                               US$ 4690 
DOUBLE        US$ 500                                US$ 3500 
TRIPLE    US$ 450                                US$ 3150 



Valid For September 2011 & April 2012
Tour : 7 Nights/ 8 Days

OCCUPANCY TYPE PER PERSON / NIGHT        7 NIGHTS PER PERSON
SINGLE US$ 500                               US$ 3500 
DOUBLE        US$ 375                                 US$ 2625  
TRIPLE    US$ 340                                US$ 2380  

Half Fare For Children Between 5 And 12 Years Of Age. Children Below 5 Years Shall Be Allowed Free. (Age Proof Of Children Is To Be Furnished, Which Is Required At The Time Of Issuance Of Tickets)


TARIFF INCLUDES   TARIFF DOES NOT INCLUDES
Tariff is inclusive of travel / catering / conducted sightseeing / entrance fee at monuments / parks / palaces / cultural programs / camel ride at Jaisalmer / boat ride at Udaipur / rickshaw ride at Bharatpur.
  Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.



PLEASE NOTE :


• 10% surcharge shall be levied on departure during Christmas / New year.
• @ 2.58% service tax shall be levied on the tariff of Palace On Wheels.
• Us$ 15 per pax per trip shall be charged against the payment of commercial taxes in addition to the tariff.
• No charter can be booked during x-mas & new year period.
• Tariff subject to change without notice.

BOOKING POLICY :

In Case Of Fits:
• 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
• Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.

In Case Of Group:
• 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
• Remaining 50% of ticket value 75 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATION POLICY :

Cancellation must be advised by fax/e-mail/letter to the luxury trains. On cancellation, refund will be made. Certain amount of the ticket value will be deducted as follows.

In Case Of Fits
• 5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
• 20% of ticket value 30-59 days prior to departure.
• 100% of ticket value between less than 30 days prior to departure.

In Case Of Group
• 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
• 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.